Babies are stressful to take care of, but these amazing hacks will ease the burden of parenting and make room for the love and joy of parenting!
Repurpose baby wipes containers.
Before you throw away those baby wipe containers, wash them up and decorate them to make cute little storage containers to organize your baby’s life.
Create a play sanctuary.
If you feel like the space in the corner of the nursery between the wall and the baby crib is being wasted, then convert it into a play sanctuary for your little girl or guy.
Keep bath toys within reach.
Prevent toys from floating away from your baby with a laundry basket. Not only does it make playtime more fun, it also keeps your baby upright in the water.
Babies can help you clean.
All it takes is this dusting onesie and that crawling ball of energy will have your hardwood floors spotless in no time.
Trying to give a baby medicine can often be a huge struggle. Avoid the fits and tears by repurposing a binky. Cut a small hole on the tip of the rubber pacifier and administer the dose while your baby is sucking on it.
Use the dot code to figure out which kid that shirt belongs to.
Instead of painstakingly writing names as small as you can on already tiny clothing, try using the dot code. Use one dot for the first born, two for the second and so on. This will be a lifesaver when you go to sort clothes. It can also be used when your kids are older and would otherwise be embarrassed by your habit of tagging their clothing.
Car meals are cleaner with shower caddies.
Shower caddies can organize more than just your toiletries. They can also be great for on-the-go lunches in the car.
Inflatable pools make for perfectly safe and awesome play pens.
When you’re not using that pool, use it to create a play pin or ball pit for your baby.
Make your own “Monstericide” for scary closets or creatures lurking under the bed.
Is your kid scared of that monster in the closet? Then make your own monster repellent using an old Windex container! Give it to your kids and tell them that monsters hate this stuff.
Clean your baby in style and comfort with baby shower caps.
Keep the water and soap out of your baby’s eyes with this shower cap. No more crying during bath time!
Hang those bibs on the high chair.
Always misplacing those bibs? Keep them in one convenient spot by sticking a hook on the back of the high chair.
Melty treats don’t have to be messy.
Summer means popsicles, ice cream, and a plethora of sticky messes. Prevent those cold treats from dripping everywhere with a cupcake wrapper.
Use that old smartphone as a baby monitor.
Mount it to the crib and use FaceTime or Skype to connect to your iPad. Now you have audio and visual of your baby. You can even soothe your baby back to sleep with your voice without having to drop everything you’re doing.
Soothe achy sunburns.
Freeze aloe vera and rub it on those achy sunburns. The cold will immediately calm the pain while the aloe vera works to soothe the rest.
Keep track of dosages.
Write a handy dosage chart on the back of each medicine bottle to prevent double dosing.
Make a diaper bin for the car.
Sometimes you have to change your baby’s diaper in the back of the car, but you don’t really have a place to put it without stinking everything up. The solution for this problem is as simple as lining a reusable cereal container with a trash bag. Just make sure to empty it when you get home.
Create a backseat organizer.
Strap a shoe organizer to the back of the driver's or passenger's seat for a toy organizer that keeps everything your child needs within reach.